sam steele

Who was Sam Steele?

A legendary figure in the history of the Canadian West, Superintendent Sam Steele was head of “D” Division, North-West Mounted Police when they marched to Kootenay Post in 1887. Choosing a site for the post near Galbraith’s Ferry, Steele dispensed justice and defused the tensions that had initiated a NWMP presence in the area.
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Sam Steele Days June 19 – 22, 2014 » Spirit Square, Downtown

Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Sam Steele Days, Cranbrook’s largest annual festival ! There’s fun and excitement for everyone in the family! Enjoy the Grand Parade, a kid’s fun zone, strongman competition, soft ball. soccer and bocce tournaments and much more! Enjoy a sampling of Cranbrook’s finest restaurants at the central fairgrounds.“Taste of Cranbrook” will present a variety of local restaurants so bring your appetite. Your taste buds are in for a real treat !  While you indulge on your choice of savoury sustenance, we guarantee you’ll be captivated by artists and entertainers on the Spirit Square Stage. The Community Talent Showcase resonates with music, laughter and dance from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And that’s not all !!! Be prepared to be overwhelmed by the creative vendors at the Arts and Crafts displays. Every year it gets better ! It all takes place at Spirit Square, Saturday, June 21st, 2014 downtown Cranbrook in the Kootenay Rockies. For information, call the Sam Steele Society at 250-426-4161 or 1-800-222-6174.